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Germany: Kale cultivation in Lower Saxony is only slowly recovering

Published Mar 11, 2023

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03/10/2023 | 16:54:00 | ID: 35731 | Department: Agriculture | plant Hanover (agrar-PR) - According to the results of the Lower Saxony State Office for Statistics (LSN), a total of 830 Lower Saxon farms grew vegetables outdoors on an area of around 22,000 hectares in 2022. The harvest amounted to around 573,300 tons. Compared to the previous year, the number of farms fell by 4.3%, the size of the acreage by 1.9% and the harvest volume by 11.0% grow it increased by 33.3% compared to the previous year to 232. They harvested 6,354 tons of kale (+1.0% compared to 2021) on an area of about 397 hectares (+6.7% compared to 2021) . In 2020, the acreage was still 519 hectares, where 8,695 tons of kale were harvested. The slump in 2021 caused by the pandemic will therefore only be compensated for slowly. In the organic sector, too, more farms were again cultivating kale, their number rose compared to 2021 from 83 farms to 130 farms (+56.6%). This was accompanied by an increase in the area ...
Source: Agrar
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